Breaking News: Tonights Races have been Cancelled. Next Racing Event will be next Saturday Night May 7th. All Classes Except Hornets and Lawn Mower Races at Intermission
Ray Bollinger of Kewanee, IL missed Opening Night at Spoon River Speedway two Saturdays ago, but made up for it this past weekend with a dominating win in the Zane’s Auto Service UMP Modified Division feature at The Spoon.
“I love this place,” an exuberant Bollinger said in Perkins Seed House Victory Lane, “we like to travel around a bit and can’t always make it, but I do love this track.” Bollinger picked up cool $1,000 for his victory Saturday, and said the track was a “driver’s track”.
“You had a choice of grooves here as usual tonight, and always smooth,” he said. “We changed gears about three times after the heat trying to decide if we wanted to run the top or the bottom. Thanks to my crew, they worked hard and they made the right call!”
To earn the win, Bollinger had to get around one of the early leaders and pole sitter Brandon Roberts, who, hugging the bottom, was the early man to beat and who finished second. Bollinger was forced to the high side after running low early to make the pass for the lead, and it stuck. Kelly Kovski led the races initial laps, but a mechanical issue forced him out of the lead and eventually out of contention. Josh Allen, in his second week running with the Open Mods full time, started 8th and drove to 3rd with an impressive run, followed by Allen Weisser and Rodney Bowman.
Racing action returns to the Spoon this Saturday Night April 23rd. Once again the USAC/IMRA Speed 2 Midgets sponsored by NuTech Seed will be on hand running for $400 to Win and added purse on down. Check out the IMRA page for details. The Zane Automotive Service UMP Modifieds will once again be running for $1000 to Win Thanks to a sponsor who wishes to remain unnamed. The Perkin Seed House UMP Pro Late Models will be on hand along with the Farmington Locker UMP E-Mods, the Fu...lton Farm Service UMP Hornets and the Spoon 6-Shooters. More give aways at intermission and the Kids Bus makes its first appearance of 2016.
Pit Gate Opens at 4:30, Grandstands Open at 5
General Admission $15, Kids 10 and Under are FREE
ALL Pit Passes $30
Modifieds and Midgets will be on transponders.
$10 to rent plus Driver's license or $250 to buy Transponder, Charger and Pouch.
Pouches are $15
Hope to see you, your family and friends this Saturday night at the Spoon.
The 33rd season of racing at the legendary Spoon River Speedway kicked off in fine fashion this past Saturday night, with a big crowd enjoying perfect spring weather, great racing on a smooth surface already in mid-season form, and giveways of all kinds.
Spoon River Speedway welcomed a new regular race division, the NuTech Seed USAC/IMRA D2 Midgets, to the track for their first race of many in 2016, and the nice field of 18 did not disappoint, featuring fast, close, exciting racing throughout the night.
The D2 Midgets joined the Zane’s Auto Service UMP Modifieds, Perkins Seed House UMP Pro Late Models, Farmington Locker E-Mods and Fulton FS Hornets and 6-shooters for a full card on opening night.